Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

Steve found this article at the Globe and Mail covering the issue of libel tourism.

Marion spotted this Olympic story about a curse, with a skeptical retort from the alleged curser.

Julia found this opinion piece from a creationist (and UBC professor) in the Phoenix News. Can you spot some of the standard fallacies? The commenters sure did.

Scott found this epic fail about homeopathy. Why do some of these newspapers print stories that are essentially advertisements for alternative medicine, without demanding any evidence for the claims? At least they added a weak disclaimer at the end.

Have you spotted a skeptical fail or win in the local media? Send me the story at skepticnorthlinks [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  • Melany Hamill

    Melany proudly uses the titles of both geek and nerd. As a science-enthusiast and fan of debate, Melany likes to get her facts straight. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Since then her career path has meandered to its current spot as a project manager at a video game studio. Melany lives near beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. She is not seeking treatment for her caffeine addiction.